Fire Cupping is a tried and true aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used for thousands of years.
Fire Cupping is natural way to increase blood flow, release tension and promote general wellness in your body, it’s a great technique to add to your holistic health and self-care routine.
It is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine where heat is added to a glass cup causing a vacuum effect when applied to the skin. The cups may be placed on the body and left in one spot for an amount of time or moved around on the skin in a gliding motion.
By creating this vacuum effect, the cups drain or pull toxins out of the body and allows the blood to flow, breaking up stagnation and congestion.
How It's Done:
Cupping is done by placing a flammable substance, such as alcohol, inside a cup and setting it on fire. Once the fire goes out, the cup is placed upside down on the affected area. As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a suction that causes the skin to rise and redden.
The purpose of fire cupping is to promote healing through non-invasive methods. About five to seven cups are applied during the session for about three minutes at a time. The suction under the cup causes the blood vessels to expand, encouraging blood flow and improving circulation.